Key Findings: Low Wage Nation

Forty percent of job openings pay less than $16.18 an hour, the living wage for a single adult. Nearly four out of five, 79 percent, pay less than $32.49 an hour, the living wage for a single adult with two children.

For each job opening that pays at least $16.18 an hour, the living wage for a single adult, there are nine job-seekers on average. For each job opening that pays at least $32.49 an hour, the living wage for a single adult with two children, there are 27 job-seekers on average.

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Colorado Low Wage Fact Sheet

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National Low Wage Nation Report

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